Media releases

Bay producers want to be able to compete

Just before Christmas, the Maori Party took a stand that is hugely important for Hawke’s Bay, says Pure Hawke’s Bay chairman, Bruno Chambers. The party told Environment Minister Nick Smith it does not support giving him new powers under the Resource Management Act (RMA) – if he could use them to outlaw GM Free Food production […]

Minister Lacks Support, Should Drop Bid to Abolish GM Free Regions

Media Release: The Maori Party’s announcement that it does not support law changes designed to put an end to regional GM Free zones has been welcomed by Hawke’s Bay food producers and exporters group, Pure Hawke’s Bay. In a letter to the environment minister last week, the Party stated that it does not support changes to […]

Auckland Region on Track to Official GM Free Status

The campaign to keep Hawke’s Bay GM Free took another step forward today with the Auckland Plan Hearings Panel recommending the adoption of similar GMO Free rules to Hastings. The panel’s recommendations, released today, would protect the Auckland region’s GM Free status by prohibiting releases of GMOs for the life of the plan. In May last year, […]